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Latitude: 51.8928 / 51°53'34"N
Longitude: -4.6061 / 4°36'22"W
OS Eastings: 220765
OS Northings: 224795
OS Grid: SN207247
Mapcode National: GBR D2.QS4R
Mapcode Global: VH2NP.3PRB
Entry Name: Lan Round Barrows
Scheduled Date: 1 February 1961
Source ID: 660
Cadw Legacy ID: CM187
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of six earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC), five of which lie along a ridge and one 700yds, downslope to the north.
A = About 60ft diam x 3ft. Cut into by lane. Under plough.
B = About 60ft diam x 3ft. On hedge line, only half surviving. Under plough.
C = 75ft diam x 3ft high. Grass.
D = 75ft diam x 2ft high. Ploughed down but visible. Grass.
E = 75ft diam x 6ft high. In corner of field, cut into by road and hedge. Grass.
F = 50ft diam x 2ft. Grass.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Barrows may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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